Composer - A+B=X (1997), Macrocosm (1999), Braindance (1999), The Moebius Strip (2001-2007), Under Construction (2002), TWO-THOUSAND-AND-THREE (2003)
The supremely gifted Franz Treichler is Gilles Jobin’s longstanding musical collaborator, and the composer of choice for all Jobin’s performance pieces.
Treichler works by creating successive layers of sound, developing resonating, non-representational sheets of sound, which enfold, swathe, accompany and precede the movements on stage.
Treichler shapes the resulting sonic universe into a kind of sculpture, concentrating, in the process, on constructing a viable third dimension. Sometimes, this takes the form of a hypnotic force, flashing, crackling and catalysing the performance on stage. At other times, it evolves through a series of repetitions designed to extend rather than illustrate the action.
For his collaboration with Jobin on the piece The Moebius Strip, Franz Treichler set himself the task of writing a more detailed musical score than previously attempted. Treichler eschews the route of formal illustration, and manages to invest them with a sensory dimension, capable of conveying the impression of seeing and hearing.
For the Gilles jobin’s creation, TWO-THOUSAND-AND-THREE, performance for 20 dancers of the Grand Théâtre Ballet of Geneva, Franz Treichler was the musical director. The creation was premiered on September 03, at the Bâtiment de Forces Motrices in Geneva, during the festival de la Bâtie.
Franz Treichler began his career as a guitarist and sound engineer, before becoming the composer and singer with the seminal Swiss electronic rock group “The Young Gods”. Since 1987, he has embarked on a number of international tours with the band and has recorded 11 albums.